Compare 2002 Volkswagen New Beetle vs 2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse

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2-Door Coupe Manual GL
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual GL 24 31 $15,151 $15,900
2-Door Coupe Automatic GL 23 29 $16,015 $16,775
2-Door Coupe Manual GLS 24 31 $15,706 $16,850
2-Door Coupe Automatic GLS 23 29 $16,570 $17,725
2-Door Coupe TDI Manual GLS 42 49 $16,675 $17,900
2-Door Coupe TDI Automatic GLS 34 44 $17,539 $18,775
2-Door Coupe Turbo Manual GLS 24 31 $17,876 $19,200
2-Door Coupe Turbo Automatic GLS 23 29 $18,740 $20,075
2-Door Coupe Turbo Manual Sport 24 31 $18,847 $20,250
2-Door Coupe Turbo Manual GLX 24 31 $20,001 $21,500
2-Door Coupe Turbo Automatic GLX 23 29 $20,865 $22,375
2-Door Coupe Turbo Manual S 23 30 $21,756 $23,400
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3-Door Coupe 2.4L Manual RS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door Coupe 2.4L Manual RS 23 30 $16,864 $18,087
3-Door Coupe 2.4L Automatic RS 20 28 $17,611 $18,887
3-Door Coupe 2.4L Manual GS 23 30 $17,678 $18,957
3-Door Coupe 2.4L Sportronic GS 20 27 $18,610 $19,957
3-Door Coupe 3.0L Manual GT 20 28 $19,721 $21,147
3-Door Coupe 3.0L Manual w/Prem Pkg GT 20 28 $19,721 $21,147
3-Door Coupe 3.0L Sport w/Prem Pkg GT 20 27 $20,654 $22,147
3-Door Coupe 3.0L Sportronic GT 20 27 $20,654 $22,147
2-Door Convertible Spyder 2.4L Manual GS 22 29 $22,019 $23,617
2-Door Convertible Spyder 2.4L Sportronic GS 20 27 $22,948 $24,607
2-Door Convertible Spyder 3.0L Manual GT 20 27 $23,875 $25,597
2-Door Convertible Spyder 3.0L Sportronic GT 19 26 $24,803 $26,597
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,151
$16,864
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,900
$18,087
Monthly Payment Estimate
$265 / month
$301 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
36.7 34.9
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
49.3 52.0
Front Leg Room (in)
39.4 42.3
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 51.9
Second Leg Room (in)
33.5 30.2
Front Head Room (in)
41.3 37.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
85 79.3
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 44.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.8 52.5
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
161.1 175.4
Height, Overall (in)
59.0 51.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.5 59.4
Wheelbase (in)
98.7 100.8
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.9 68.9
Track Width, Front (in)
59.1 59.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
3.9 5.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.0 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- NA
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- NA
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
9.0 x 0.35 NA
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 9.0 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x 0.87 10.1 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 16.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.8 35.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.04 3.15
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.6 17.0
Tires
Front Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size
P205/55HR16 T125/70D16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2817 2855
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 4
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
5.6 7.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
70 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 525
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
122 @ 2600 158 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA 4G64
Displacement
2.0L/121 2.4L
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
115 @ 5200 147 @ 5500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 23
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.24 3.72
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.78 3.58
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.36 1.38
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.77
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.60 3.36
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.12 1.95
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 3 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen New Beetle Mitsubishi Eclipse
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.91 0.63
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Indep Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.71 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -

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